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You may have taken a draw of this Belgian brew in the past, during your afternoon "client relations" meetings at Brasserie Beck. The double blonde was developed with the help of some intense Belgian brewers (as if there’s any other kind) known as the Brouwerij De Musketiers, and it actually helped Thor Cheston, Beck’s beer director, get knighted by the beer guild in Brussels.

And now, for the first time, they’re bottling it. It comes in a 750ml version—complete with corks and wire cages—and, at this very minute, it’s on a ship approaching our shores, where it’s due to arrive any day (icebergs notwithstanding) for your closer-to-home client relations. When it gets here, expect something citrusy and yeasty, but a little less potent than your typical Belgian

Commissioned for Restaurants by Robert Wiedmaier.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swaroga (1317) - Brussels, BELGIUM - AUG 17, 2014
Butelka 75cl. OCZY : piwo jest lekko zamglone o kolorze złotym. Piana jest spora o kolorze wypranej białej koszulki. NOS : mocne nuty cytryny i skórki cytrusowej, twarogu, surowego ciasta, biszkoptu, delikatnie fenolem i estrami podobnymi do moreli. USTA : Piwo jest średnio gazowane o konsystencji chudego mleka. Piwo jest średnio słodkie, nuty słodowe są typowe dla piw w tym stylu, przypominają troszeczkę herbatnika i nasiona zbożowe. Typowe są również kwaśne nuty przypominające coś pomiędzy śmietaną, sokiem cytrynowym, skórką cytrusową i marakują. Kończy się to wszystko na cierpkości i wyraźnej, aczkolwiek subtelnej gorzkości. Posmak jest cytrusowo cierpki. ODCZUCIA : piwo jest nudne ale z tych bardziej cytrusowych. Pewnie potrzebuje inny czas i okazje by zabłysnąć. Pewnie w towarzystwie jakiegoś delikatnego żarcia. OCENA : smak : 6/10 pijalność : 8/10 styl : 0

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trappist1 (477) - Diest, BELGIUM - AUG 13, 2014
From tap@Delirium. Yellow hazy color, white head. Fruity nose, yeast, in depth and rich. Same goes for taste. Good MF, smooth, almost creamy. Initially bitter, but has a sweetish something in the back. Very nice brew, easy going, refreshing but also very complex.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rumproasts (2863) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2014
bottle. Very cloudy pale golden with one finger head. Light body with some sweetness and lots of belgian yeast. A bit fruity -- I like the flavor here, just wish there was a lot more of it.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5800) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Clear golden color with lasting ivory head. Bready, yeasty,llight toast, earthy aged malt aromas. Medium body. Light pit fruit, light toast, mild phenolic peppercorn flavors with a smooth drying finish----good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
solidfunk (3893) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 24, 2014
Some strong florals and booze with a light kiss of citrus. Pours cloudy brown with decent head and lacing. Lots of sediment. Finishes with light bitterness. Some oak in this, though light. Average carbonation. Bottle.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
(330ml bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of mustiness, yeast, florals, and minerals. Flavor of minerals, florals, yeast, coriander, dried banana, and grass with a dry finish.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ffaoe (234) - York, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 10, 2014
aroma is malty. golden in color with a slight haze. huge foamy head. taste is malty and slightly sweet up front. faint hop finish

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pumpmaster (1124) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2014
Sample from 330ml bottle at Total Wine Pembroke Pines FL, available for $11.99/4-pack. Good!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2561) - Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014
750 ml bottle into tulip glass, best before 9/19/2015. Pours slightly hazy golden amber color with a 2-3 finger dense and rocky white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Dense soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a large amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head; amazing appearance. Aromas of big pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, candi sugar, honey, bread, clove, pepper, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, clove, pepper, honey, bread, candi sugar, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of pear, apricot, apple, peach, grape, honey, bread, candi sugar, clove, herbal, grass, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice complexity of fruity/spicy yeast and malt flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. High carbonation and medium bodied; with a very smooth, crisp, and lightly prickly mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very excellent Belgian pale ale! All around great complexity and balance of fruity/spicy yeast ester and malt flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A very enjoyable offering.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3189) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 2, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2013 On draft at brasserie beck in DC. Aroma of banana. Flavors of bubblegum, banana and Belgian yeast. Really tasty.


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